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Designing Experiments – An Overview

Mini Paper Taken from the Spring 2000 Newsletter

by Gruska, Gregory F., Heaphy, Maureen S.

This paper provides an overview of designed experiments and how to best use them...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-04
  • Keywords:Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), PDSA cycle, Replication, Repetition, Randomization, Signal-to-noise ratio, Completely randomized designs, Block designs, Latin square designs, Youden squares, Full factorial, Fractional factorial
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Contexts of Statistical Practice

Winter 1998 Youden Address

by Ranney, Gipsie B.;

Lessons of the quality movement may be applied to statistical practice just as they are to other business activities. Three aspects are discussed: viewing systems, developing customer knowledge, and using a learning cycle to produce improvement...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1998-01
  • Keywords:Communication, Statistical Methods, PDSA (plan – do – study - act) Cycle
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Nonstatistical Skills That Can Help Statisticians Be More Effective

Mini Paper Appearing in Winter 1997 Newsletter

by Ronald D. Snee

Organizations are adopting new approaches to management and operations. New skills are needed if statisticians are to take advantage of these opportunities. It is shown how these new skills have much in common with statistical thinking...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1997-01
  • Keywords:Statistical Thinking, Communication, Organizational development, Consulting, PDSA cycle, Flowchart, interrelationship digraph, affinity diagrams
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Measurement Systems Analysis - Revisited

Basic Tools Taken from the Summer 1993 Newsletter

by Gregory F. Gruska

This paper summarizes a collection of methods to study the stability and variability of measurement systems...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1993-06
  • Keywords:Measurement system analysis, Metrology, Gage repeatability and reproducibility (Gage R&R, Gauge R&R), PDSA (plan-do-study-act) cycle, Individuals and moving range (X, mR) chart, Linear regression, sources of variation

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